Home Health Care

Calumet County Wisconsin, Home Health Care and Hospice, Local people caring for local people

What is Home Health Care?

Whether recovering from an illness or returning home from a hospital or nursing home stay, Calumet County Home Health Care can provide home-based skilled nursing care and therapies. The goal of our agency is to help our patients recover and regain their independence after the onset of an illness or injury.

  1. our Services
  2. Eligibility & payment
  3. Bath Care Program
  4. Foot care clinics
  5. Why Calumet?

Skilled Nursing

Registered Nurses perform a variety of specialized and highly skilled nursing duties. Nursing care is given in a variety of areas including:

  • Instructions and support for the patient, family, and other caregivers
  • Skilled evaluation and observation
  • Venipuncture (blood draws)
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Ostomy and catheter instruction and care
  • Medication management, oral medication set up, pre-filling insulin syringes
  • Diabetes and insulin education
  • Tube feedings
  • Infusion (IV) therapy
  • Post-surgical education and aftercare
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Wound care (surgical, decubitus ulcer, injuries, wound vacs)
  • Central line/PICC line site care
  • Anticoagulation therapy (INR/Protime) monitoring
  • Disease management and education on self-care involving chronic conditions

Home Health Aide

Home health aides work under the supervision of a registered nurse. They provide hands-on care to help patients with personal care and activities of daily living. Our home health aides may provide the following services:

  • Bathing (shower, sponge bath, bed bath, tub bath)
  • Nail, hair, and skincare
  • Oral hygiene
  • Home exercise programs and ambulation
  • Simple wound care
  • Bowel programs
  • Transfer assistance including the use of special transfer equipment
  • Catheter care
  • Meal set up and feeding
  • Medication reminders
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar checks

All of our home health aides are certified with the state of Wisconsin.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with patients to help them regain movement and strength. Our physical therapists will visit you in your home and can provide the following services:

  • Assess patient needs for assistive devices (canes, walkers, etc.)
  • Provide balance and gait training
  • Identify fall risks and teach how to manage these risks
  • Develop a home exercise program
  • Restore function and mobility
  • Recommend home adaptations for safety
  • Provide lymphedema therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists evaluate and provide treatment to help our patients improve in self-care and daily activities. Our Occupational Therapists will visit you in your home and can provide the following services:

  • Develop a home exercise program
  • Evaluate and train patients on activities of daily living (i.e. dressing, bathing, cooking)
  • Instruct patients on joint protection and personal energy conservation methods
  • Evaluate the patient's home for safety and recommend changes
  • Train in the use of adaptive devices
  • Assess the patient's cognitive abilities

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists work with patients who have a variety of communication problems following a stroke or various brain injuries. Our speech therapists can provide the following services:

  • Diagnose problems related to verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Treat voice disorders and problems with swallowing
  • Help patients improve by practicing identification of familiar objects, talking on the telephone, following simple directions and writing names.
  • Develop home exercise programs
  • Recommend communication aides